Foodie activities and adventures for the weekends and school holidays
Recreating traditions from childhood but with a bit more balance
Add some colour to your next roast with these sweet potato chips. Yum!
FOOST promotes an “Eat Colourful” message, inspiring Australians to include more colourful fruit and vegetables in meals and snacks. If Australians could do one thing to be healthier, nutritionally, it would be to eat more fruit and vegetables! We believe food should be enjoyed, not restricted. Cooking should be achievable, not complicated. Vegetables should be…..
Looking for a simple, quirky and quick way to engage staff? Check out our Fender Blender Smoothie bikes! Great as part of staff wellness programs, to increase brand awareness and at trade displays.
Tired of sessions that are death by powerpoint? Foost interactive cooking and nutrition sessions will energise, education, empower and feed your workplace! Sessions are fully interactive and people feel supported to participate. We’re had proficient home cooks to people who have never chopped anything have fun and help prepare lunch or snack for their co-workers……
Foost’s workplace wellness programs A workplace wellness program is an easy way for your business to support the health of employees. Strong evidence shows that workplace health promotion programs can influence workers’ diets. Promoting a healthier workplace = GOOD BUSINESS Foost runs tailored cooking and nutrition programs at workplaces, usually during lunchtime. No kitchen required!…..
‘Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.’ Benjamin Franklin The best way to learn is through hands on experience whilst having fun! All sessions designed by dietitian and mum of four, Kate Wengier, so you can be sure it’s healthy. But sessions are much more than cooking,…..
Want to help kids shine through improved nutrition and developing food literary? We know that dietary habits track, so if we can inspire healthier eating through play based learning in early education, we are setting kids up for life. Foost runs sessions to inspire educators to incorporate ‘Eat Colourful’ messages into their current programs. Sessions…..
Interactive sessions are run at your school or kinder for your parents. All sessions include tips, easy recipes and food tastings. These 60-90 minute workshops will inspire and empower your parents to create healthier homes and lunchboxes. Sessions discuss eating behaviors and combating fussy eating. Most popular sessions: Raising adventurous and colourful eaters (Fuss free family eating…..
Foost helps your community Eat Colourful by offing fundraising on our Eat Colourful range of products. From kids knives to meal planners and plates, your community receives a discount on all of our products. 40% of all sales goes to your school, kinder or group. Please download our fundraising flyer for a full list of…..
Pedal powered fun at your next event or festival! Suitable for 6 to adult!
Engaging activity for your community. Entertainment with a difference! Support your community with fresh kids’ activities. Engaged Kids. Grateful Parents. Impressed Shoppers. Cooking classes and Smoothie Bikes make great activities at your next event or festival! We’ve cooked with over 15, 000 kids. Suitable for kids 5-12 and sessions include: Senses games and healthy tips Kids…..
Foost can partner with your shopping centre to create fresh experiences for your community of shoppers. We’ve worked with shopping centres, large and small, to create family friendly entertainment. Sessions are tailored to your needs. And as our sessions promote healthy food, there are great PR opportunities for the local paper. We buy all ingredients…..
Foost runs kids cooking classes and pedal your own smoothies in our Fender Blender smoothie bikes as part of school holiday program. Sessions run from 45 minutes to 3 hours. Kids learn about nutrition and ingredients, challenge their senses with ingredients games and individually prepare a dish or two to take home or eat at…..
In our house we have a rule – be nice to food. Be polite to sweet potato, courteous to carrots and there’s no need to badmouth broccoli.
A quick, tasty and veggie filled soup. Perfect for making in bulk and freezing!
Taste the rainbow!
Fruit kebabs are great to make with the kids. Perfect for birthday parties or for a snack or dessert. Remember to make them nice and colourful.
These cookies are a hit in the lunch box! And with only 6 ingredients!
Plus, a great way to use up any overripe bananas
These balls are so easy to make and make the perfect sweet treat or lunch box snack.
Got a fussy eater? Try the division of responsibility to create calm at your table.
I love cooking, but to be honest on busy, stressful weeks I sometimes wish there was someone else to take care of the planning and shopping. Are ingredients boxes the answer?
Kids are often told not to play with their food. I say let them play with their food.
Guest Blog by Clare Mathieson
Remember that we are not just trying to get our kids to eat today, we are raising adults and teaching kids how to eat.
The perfect sweet treat without any added sugar. Great for lunchboxes, picnics, a snack or even dessert.
A hearty soup for a cold evening. Make a big batch and keep some in the freezer.
A great colourful recipe with only two ingredients in the base!
A great way to shake up school or kindergarten lunchboxes. So many colourful fillings to choose from.
Made with colours and without pastry!
It’s time to get colourful and creative with this twist on a classic tzatziki. Makes for a great afternoon snack.
A fun fruity party treat that kids love to make and eat! The sky’s the limit when it comes to the shapes that you can make so get in the kitchen and get creative.
A colourful makeover of a party favourite this is a tasty way to pack some vegetables into your party snacks!
A fun and creative way to enjoy a variety of tasty fruit and veg. While also developing your kids knife skills.
This simple party snack is so quick to make and is a real crowd pleaser with kids, especially on a hot summers day!
Get the kids in the kitchen and they can learn to eat and enjoy a wide variety of foods!
This is an amazing and colourful salad that goes great as a side and is also filling enough to make a main meal
It’s time to get colourful and creative making your own edible veggie garden with this fantastic tzatziki dip and your favourite veggies.
A fabulous variation of the classic, switching up the dressing for something naturally flavoursome.
Four working mums gave me the lowdown on why and how to meal plan.
Make a quick and colourful snack using our super easy tzatziki recipe. Perfect for after school.
Getting kids to learn to like different foods can be tough! You lovingly make a meal and they won’t even touch it. Well try adding some deconstructed or sharing meals into your week and see what happens.
Crispy, salty halloumi contrasts beautifully against velety sweet potato in this stunningly presented salad. Perfect for your next BBQ or get together with friends.
A traditional Japanese dish which is easy to replicate in your own kitchen.
Simple delicious way to start your day with so many variations to choose from. Pair it with another breakfast recipe.
Spice up your vegetables with this easy cheesy topping. Kids can help chose what goes in as that way, they’ll be more likely to eat it!
Fun, healthy and great for little helping hands! Great weekend morning meal.
A simple, overnight recipe for a quick breakfast when you’re on the go to fuel you up for your busy day ahead.
2 ingredients, 2 minutes. Great lunch box addition to help keep those hunger pangs away
This tasty meal is a family favourite and only requires one pan to wash up too!
Always wanted to make your favourite takeaway at home? Now you can! This recipe is fully customisible so you can include everyone’s favourite fillings
A delicious twist to a breakfast favourite. Quick and easy can even be made the night before and left in fridge overnight!!
A tasty breakfast smoothie in a bowl – how fun!
Amazing veggie filled noodle dish with lots of yummy Asian flavours. Great with tofu!
Make these for next Meat Free Monday, we guarantee you won’t miss the meat in this tasty number!
A family favourite that only requires one pan. Fantastic dish full of flavour, so many vegetable combinations to choose from.
These are easier to make than you think!
Delicious fresh Asian inspired meal. Beautifully flavoured chicken mince served in crisp lettuce leaves and eaten with your hands.
We’re all busy. Let us help you out with these recipes that can be made so many different ways!
I usually plan out my meals for the week, but for a while I stopped. I found not planning my meals made me more stressed and that I didn’t eat as well. Now I really see the value in meal planning.
Does all the food around during the festive season stress you out? Enjoy our tips on mindful eating during the festive season.
Who can go past golden roasted pumpkin. Test it out for yourself with our 3 ingredient recipe.
Don’t know what to do with all your left over rice? This recipe allows you to waste less and enjoy your leftovers in a fresh way.
So many veggies, so many uses! Click to find out just how versatile this recipe is!
Are you a recipe follower or recipe changer? I am a notorious recipe modifier. Im always looking for ways that I can make a recipe healthier.
Meal planning makes my week run so much more smoothly but sometimes I find that its easier to make sure I know what protein I’m having and build a meal around that.
If you’re looking for a really simple guide to pack a healthy lunchbox – the kind your kids will actually want to eat – then try this easy “3,2,1-go” method. It goes something like this…
6 steps to take you from dread to joy….
Super simple and super delicious, with only three ingredients. My kids love it when I pop one of these in their lunchboxes.
A quirky, slight cheeky but fun blog about teaching kids to learn to love food, even veggies
If you were going to make one change, just one, to create a healthier family – what should it be? What is the best thing to combat fussy eating and create children who are more adventurous eaters?
This is an absolute favourite for 3/4 of my kids. Next time you are doing a roast, give this a try!
A salad with some delicious and different flavours. If you haven’t tried Brussel sprouts in a while…give this recipe a try!
I became a dietitian for one reason – because I love food!
Ripe bananas in the fruit bowl? Then give this recipe a try! I have spent years perfecting my banana bread recipe and now it’s finally ready to share.
A ‘healthier’ jam with just 4 ingredients and can be prepared in under 5 minutes (using a food processor)
This is a great recipe for one or for a whole dinner party. Quick and easy to prepare and looks impressive!
Fantastic breakfast or dinner option, full of delicious colourful veggies. Quick, easy and simple food.
Make gnocchi from scratch!! Simply add your favourite sauce or try our tomato based one.
Amazing tomato based gnocchi sauce recipe. So many delicious flavours, try it with our homemade gnocchi.
Great for a birthday cake or as a special afternoon treat – no one will even mind it has vegetables in it!
Magazines and news stories are brimming with tips promising this and that: Top foods for being happy; Top foods for reducing cholesterol; Top foods for slowing aging; Top foods for mental agility; Top foods to lose weight ETC So here is our “top 5” list of foods for everything!
When it comes to colourful eating I think there are two main tips to remember; planning and not leaving eating colourful fruits and especially veggies till the end of the day. Read our five top tips of eating colourfully.
Need salad inspiration? Well design your own anything salad with this list of great ingredients and dressing ideas.
Kate’s absolute favourite salad! Something a little bit sophisticated yet so easy to make.
For something a little different try these salmon rice balls with a tangy yoghurt dipping sauce. Great for using up leftover rice.
Just four ingredients and you can have dinner on the table in no time! Just add salad or stir-fry! Serves one or the whole family.
A Thai-inspired curry that is quick and easy to make and still restaurant quality!
Sick of sounding like a broken record begging your children to eat their greens’ because they’re good for you?’ Make mealtime a buzz with these creative ideas to help your kids learn to like their greens.
A great bite-sized afternoon snack when you’re on the go.
A few of our favourite and simple ways to cook vegetables include steaming, stir-frying and roasting. Here’s some handy hints.
Love when I head to a friend’s house for dinner and I not only get served a yummy meal but can share her recipe invention. Her 2 and 4 year old gobbled it up too.
At Foost we believe food is more than a pile of nutrients. It’s something to give us energy, something to feed our bodies and our soul, it’s social and it’s damn delicious!
I love simple cooking and I also love reducing food wastage. These cookies are simple, easy and they use up all those sad looking bananas in the fruit bowl.
Mix a few cans together and some left over veg, top with some breadcrumbs and cheese and BOOM you’ve got yourself a meal!
A salad with fresh flavours and lots of crunch! Warning: pomegranates are a little annoying to deseed 🙂
Delicious, simple and colourful bread quiche. Great for picnics or something different for lunch!
Whole (full cream) milk, lemons, salt and cheese cloth; all you need to make ricotta cheese! And it is so quick and easy!!! Only takes about 30 minutes.
3 ingredients, 5 minutes. A simple and easy dessert that our kids love!
Quick and incredible easy to make veggie side. Perfect mix of sweet and salty. Great accompaniment to Asian inspired meals.
Delicious veggie filled lasagne, try as many different veggie combinations as you like! Great with our homemade ricotta recipe.
Great Mexican inspired salad filled with lots of yummy and colourful veggies. Would be great as a filling for our homemade tortillas.
Great DIY takeaway with lots of colourful veggies. A new take on an old favourite, sure to be a hit with the kids!
You’ll never believe how delicious this recipe is, with just so few ingredients! Take it to your next BBQ and impress everyone.
These amazing crumpelets are a cross between a crumpet and a pikelet. What a great alternative to toast. Try them with our chia jam.
When asparagus is cheap and in season. Give this delicious recipe a try!
Simple and delicious. My kids love it too! Anyone can make this and in just over 25 minutes. Add some roast veggies and you’ve go yourself a one pan dinner.
Have you stopped cooking your favourite meals because you don’t think the kids will eat them? Or cook kids an alternate meal? Follow these three tips to get everyone enjoying the same meal.
Should we be snacking and on what? Here are some of our top snacking tips.
Easy and fun mini quiche! A simple recipe to add vegetables to your meal and the kids will love them. Enjoy at any time of the day.
A fun lunch or light dinner with a tasty bean dip.
A fun and colourful holiday activity.
What a delicious DIY takeaway with lots of colourful veggies. A new take on an old favourite, sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Being a dietitian with a Simpson loving (“You don’t make friends with saa-lad…you don’t make friends with saa-lad”), fussy eating husband, I am often taunted with this song. And you know what… I couldn’t disagree more.
And here’s why…
A crunchy, fresh and sweet salad the whole family will enjoy!
This fantastic colourful mexican style wrap is a no mess way to enjoy that nachos flavour. So many bright colourful filling combinations to choose from.
When did things get so complicated? It’s just food. It’s time for a brain dump and social media cleanse. Let go of the marketing hype and confusing, conflicting and negative food thoughts.
Let’s venture from mind full to mindful…
There are many ways to look at a situation. Recently I’ve taken the approach to try and focus on the positive and build from there. So how does this relate to food? Let me tell you a story…
It’s taken me years…but finally my mac and cheese (and veggie) recipe is ready to be shared!
Simple and delicious two ingredient ice-cream that takes 30 seconds to make. Perfect for a hot day or to serve with dessert!
Need to bring a dish? This is a fun one and will add some colour to the table.
A festive spin on a classic salad
A grate recipe traditionally made with potatoes, you can use any veggies in this recipe.
A festive twist on some classic roast potatoes.
Here are some colourful tips for making delicious flavoured. Great for the festive season, birthday parties and for keeping you hydrated this summer!
A fresh salad that is delicious as part of dinner or dessert!
Fantastic lunchbox addition sure to be a hit with the kids. Quick, easy and no bake!!
A tradition I want to start with my family to support family mealtimes, mindful eating and a moment of peace in busy lives.
A nutty, grainy salad with delicious tart berries and sweet honey- one of my favourite recipes. Great for entertaining.
We just love these tart bliss balls. Plus no baking needed!
A great breakfast to make the night before for a quick, colourful and delicious start to the day
A delicious dip great for serving with veggies as a colourful snack!
A light dip great for serving with veggies, home made pita chips or grainy crackers!
My kids love this salad. A great combination of flavours and textures.
This simple and delicious salad is filled with different colours, flavours and textures.
Super simple homemade cheesy popcorn – made in 2 minutes in the microwave,
Simple and delicious. A healthy take an a good ole classic.
Maybe make double of this recipe! Even people who are still learning to like carrots, will love this one!
This is a great deconstructed dish. Quick and easy sauce to make to do with just about anything! A fun dinner.
A fun activity and a delicious snack in one!
A tasty, filling crepe that’s great anytime of day. Try it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
A quick, easy and fun recipe (and just a little bit messy)
We love these fun chicken nuggets- great for dinner with some colourful veggies
Use fresh or tinned fruit in this yummy recipe (thanks to my mum for this recipe, she often makes it with my little ones)
Lovely for mother’s day, father’s day, valentines day or just to say I love you
For a great snack or breakfast, simply blend following ingredients together for one minute to make a delicious smoothie
A versatile muesli you can make up in the morning or make in a big batch to have in your pantry
We love this fun and delicious treat
Our favourite mango tango smoothie- a great snack or breakfast
So simple and delicious- it will be gobbled up before you know it!
Pack a veggie punch in your next ‘spaghetti’ and meatballs!
Delicious fruit compote that you can enjoy all year round. A great addition to your breakfast or snack.
I recently read Michael Pollan’s ‘Food Rules’. Michael is a journalist and penned the quote; “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.”
Want to know our top tips for your health and your wallet?
Bringing it back to basics with this helpful blog about colourful eating
We love making these cute chicks in nest. Great for kids parties!
Ever made a dessert sushi? Try this- what a fun recipe!
Quick, simple, delicious dinner with items you probably have in the cupboard! Make it with chicken, salmon, beef or tofu. And use up any veggies in the fridge.
Make a beautiful veggie flower bouquet and enjoy with some Tzatziki dip. So much fun!
What a great hungry little caterpillar- we love making this favourite childrens character
An easy and delicious snack
I’m looking forward to the time when my kids can cook me dinner but in the meantime, it’s cooking together for us.
A fun snack that kids can make themselves!
Making these tasty dumplings with your kids is a lot of fun!
This soup inspired by a good friend is a colourful twist to the family favourite
Love chocolate or a glass of wine? Try this 3 minute mindful eating exercise so you can have your cake and enjoy it more!
A DIY recipe perfect for breakfast lunch or dessert
Our top 5 veggies for snacking on or in salads, as they are colourful, full of flavour and super easy.
Blend the delicious ingredients for a quick snack
Forever summer with this awesome tropical smoothie
Fresh flavours with an Asian twist. That lovely combination of sweet, salty, sour with a bit of crunch. Yum!
We love to make these fun dessert spring rolls with the kids.
A creamy veggie filled sauce that can be used on pasta, a topping for baked potatoes or on rice.
Try this delicious and easy favourite with a zucchini twist
This recipe makes a great snack, yummy dessert or try it for breakfast
It’s taken me years to work it out, but here is a crunchy muesli bar. Actually it is super crunchy! Great as a bar or break it apart and use as granola on fruit and yoghurt.
Our top 5 veggies for cooking, as they are colourful, full of flavour and super easy.
Our top 5 canned veggies, as they are colourful, great to have on hand and super easy.
Our top 5 veggies to have in the freezer, as they are colourful, super handy and taste fantastic.
Did you know that diet can improve your concentration, memory, mood and energy levels?
Do you dread or love dinner time? Read on to create a fun family meal time in your house.
Read this for some Easter inspiration that doesnt just include chocolate
Such a fun and delicious side to your dinner!
We love these quick and delicious Mexican Tortilla Boats. Great to make with leftover salad and meat. How will you have yours?
This delicious and colourful salad will be the star of dinner
Try this super-fresh and colourful salad
Try our black forest smoothie for a different chocolate hit
Craving some chocolate? Try this fantastic chocolaty smoothie
Want to save money, be organised and waste less veggies? Try this warming soup
Love peanut butter and jelly? Try this awesome slice!
Did you know if you put mushrooms into the sunlight for an hour (before you cook them) it increases their Vitamin D. So pop them on your kitchen window sill while prepping dinner
A yummy dish for a cold morning
More work and dishes than your average meal but my family loves it. Absolutely delicious
A fun snack that kids can make themselves!
A family favourite to have with veggies or grainy crackers
Try this stewed apple salsa on your roast meat
This recipe makes a great snack, fantastic dessert or try it for breakfast.
A fun recipe perfect for winter or Christmas
Mindfulness is the buzz at the moment. But what exactly is it? And is it useful for eating?
A fun smoothie to try with our monster sandwich
Dreaming of summer? Enjoy this smoothie
A great dairy free snack!
Our favourite foodie adventures to enjoy with your family
Pack a punch of extra flavour and give this fennel and vegetable combination a try. Great in winter when fennel is in season.
We love these warmed pears served on porridge on a cold winter’s day
Hot off the heals of the ABC series War on Waste- let’s chat food sustainability.
We love this colourful and fun recipe. Its a great one for using up different ingredients and making it your own recipe.
We love these fun and festive ladybird snacks
Have extra sour cream and want a delicious snack? Make these!
Delicious easy dessert! Great for kids birthday parties. So quick to make.
The key to inspiring others is to ENGAGE them (without judging, preaching or pressuring).
Haloumi cheese in your fritters? YUM!!! Enjoy as snacks or a light dinner
Language swaps for happy, stress free mealtimes and to raise adventurous and colourful eaters
Thanks to my amazing grandfather for this simple and delicious recipe
Who says salads are just for winter? Here is a delicious collection of warm salads using lovely winter ingredients like pears and citrus.
Get your kids to play with their food and make some edible jewelry. Can make a great snack on school holidays or for the lunchbox.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that taste the best! Fresh or canned, this recipe is simply yum! (And as I always have canned corn in the cupboard, it’s a great side when I am short on fresh)
Food is morally neutral, shouldn’t make us feel bad or guilty. Food should be enjoyed!
Veggies for dessert with simple, three ingredient tart!
One of Kathryn’s favourite meals she likes to make for family. Great savoury alternative for dried and fresh fruit.
I have to be honest, I don’t have delicate fingers and patience for a lot of food art for lunch (awesome to those people who do) but these are quick and easy to make and my kids love them.
If you are still learning to like Brussel sprouts then this is my fave recipe to gain some Brussel sprout fans
This is one great way to use up leftover veg or have a meat free dinner alternative.
The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom and it’s getting warmer. Spring is here! But what is in season in Spring?
An easy craft activity with the end product being a snack. This is a great one to try out with your kids over school holidays or a raining day activity.
This soup is easy, warming and delicious! Plus no annoying blending! What more could you want?
Creating happier family mealtimes in just three steps. Family mealtimes is one of the most powerful things you can do to help your children become adventurous and colourful eaters (AKA less fussy!!).
We are lucky enough to have a mandarin tree. So I make this as we have a very active tree at the moment.
A tad annoying to make (due to the pre-cooking of the sweet potato and trying to get the flesh out and not wreck the skin) but my kids said they are yummy and I should share the recipe!
Chocolate biscuits with a twist. Simple, easy and delicious!
At Foost, we love fruits and vegetables. They are crunchy, juicy and oh so colourful. They give us energy and make me feel good from my head to-matoes.
1 minute prep and 10 mins to cook! Delicious and easy! The perfect combo of sweet and salty.
A delicious take on lemon slice perfect for a lunch box snack or party treat
My 12 year old and I went out for brunch one day. We had fluffy, fluffy pancakes. Much nicer than the ones I usually make apparently, well until now…
Learn how to poach eggs like a pro with little fuss and clean up with this super simple recipe.
Risotto is a great all rounder, and you can always change it up by adding different veggies to the mix so its never a dull dish!
Deconstructing dinners are one of our favourite things to do. Here is our take on a pasta dish that can be eaten for dinner or cold for lunch the next day!
Who said Mexican boats are only savoury. This dessert is berry easy and approved by kids and adults.
With only 3 ingredients this simple stuffed mushroom recipe will become your go to veggie side.
The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colour. Welcome to beautiful Autumn.
This oozy and delicious recipe is just what you need to try on your BBQ this summer season.
Egg free meringue??? Is it science or magic? Who knows but it’s delicious
Summer is definitely here with a bang! And it just has to be one of the best time of the year for fruits and veggies! Berry picking, trays or mangoes for fundraising, pavlovas brimming with kiwi and berries and veggies cooked on the BBQ.
Watermelon and Halloumi are a match made in heaven. Try this refreshing salad as an colourful side.
A cute bug snack perfect for lunch boxes, kids parties or just a quick bite to eat.
Some times you just want to whip up a quick and easy snack or dessert on those busy days. It may not rival the original but its damn good.
We have all used eating to deal with stress and emotions. It’s time to stop beating yourself up about it. It’s natural but not the only way we can deal with issues.
A dinner time staple, this family favourite is a simple way to add some colour to your plate.
Want a quick and easy alternative to pizza without the fuss of dough. This is the recipe for you.
Getting kids into the kitchen helping you out with some cooking or baking is one of the best ways for the little ones to learn about food and nutrition. Children love getting in the kitchen to help out with cooking up a storm, but sometimes it can leave your kitchen looking like a cyclone has blown through!
An even more fruity variation of the classic banana bread.
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